FOR SALE $575,000.00 Canadian Dollars - ONLY approx. $419,000.00 U.S.D.
Claremont is an ornate three storey house described by architectural historian Stuart Smith as “the best example of Victorian Gothic in the Historic St. John Rver Valley”. This lovingly restored three-story waterfront home is nestled quietly among beautiful acacia trees and overlooks the St. John River Valley in the village of Gagetown, New Brunswick. The construction of the house was well planned when building as it was situated approximately 300 feet up from the river. The St. John River is very high in the Spring but flooding would never be an issue on this estate property. Sitting on one of the 2 verandas, you can listen to the tapping of woodpeckers as sailboats drift by.
Claremont is a designated local historic property for its association with the DeVeber Family and for its architecture. This 1852 Gothic estate home was built for Queens County High Sheriff, Nathaniel Hubbard DeVeber, a United Empire Loyalist, and his family who emigrated from Long Island, New York.
Privacy, peace and tranquility encompass you from the moment you walk through the large Gothic front doors, and are presented with the grand staircase in the large foyer. The formal living and dining rooms have intricate woodworking; tall windows frame gorgeous views. The home is approximately 7200 square feet which accommodates three stories with large rooms throughout. Living room, dining room, kitchen and library are found on the first floor. There are six expansive bedrooms on the second floor. Five large rooms on the third floor. Five original fireplaces. Large windows throughout with river views. The 7' high dry basement has a solid stone foundation. Comfortable heating with a combination of electric furnace, heat pump and a wood burning furnace. Original working fireplace is located in the kitchen. There is a wood burning stove in the living room. 150 foot drilled well. Septic system installed during the past 20 years. A two-storey coach house is adjacent to the main house.
Close proximity to Fredericton (40 Km) and approximately 1 hr. to either St. John or Moncton. All three cities have International airports.